28 Sep

Argentina v All Blacks, La Plata
by Tracey Nelson
28 Sep 2014

The usual analysis of the All Blacks game, being the First 3 to the Breakdown, tackle stats, penalties conceded, turnovers, the lineouts, and scrums.

Some notes on these stats:

First Three to the Breakdown stats are looking for those players who are getting to the tackle/breakdown quickly and are also being useful by either cleaning out opposition players or setting up ruck ball. Anyone arriving and just leaning on the ruck isn’t included, so there are times when I will only tally one or two players. Likewise, if four players arrive simultaneously and perform a clean-out and setting up of a ruck, I will include all four in the stat.

Completed Tackles means that player actually brought the ball carrier to ground (ie. as the Laws of the Game actually described the tackler), not assists in the tackle situation which are tallied separately.

Missed tackles also includes slipped tackles where the ball runner gets away. Most importantly, I do NOT included slipped tackles in the Tackles Made stats, it gets noted as a missed tackle. Either you’ve made the tackle or you’ve missed it.

Numbers in brackets are the first half/second half breakdown for each TOTAL. An asterisk denotes a player that came on as a substitute. This week:

Team: Wyatt Crockett, Keven Mealamu, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Argentinam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (C), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, Julian Argentinavea, Malakai Fekitoa, Conrad Smith, Ben Smith, Israel Dagg
Reserves: Nathan Harris, Joe Moody, Ben Franks, Jeremy Thrush, Argentinam Cane, TJ Perenara, Colin Slade, Cory Jane

Points Scored NZ Argentina
Tries 4 1
Conversions 4 1
Penalties 2/2 2/3
TOTAL 34 13

Kicks from hand Own 22 Rest of field
NZ 5 23
Argentina 1 7
TOTAL 6 30

Penalties/Free Kicks Conceded Pen FKs
NZ 11 0
Argentina 11 0
TOTAL 21 0

NZ Penalty Offences
Tackled player Fekitoa 1
Tackler Kaino, Read, Moody 3
Ruck hands Kaino 1
Ruck hinging McCaw 1
Offside kick Savea 2
Scrum Front row, O Franks 2
Late charge Dagg 1
TOTAL   11

Argentina Penalty Offences
Tackler 3
Ruck off feet 1
Ruck hands 1
Ruck hinging 1
Ruck taking halfback 1
Scrum 2
Taking man in air 1
TOTAL 11

Turnovers Conceded by NZ
Knock-ons McCaw(2), Perenara(2), Dagg, Barrett, Kaino, Fekitoa 8
Pass to opposition Kaino 1
Forward pass Barrett, Perenara 2
Tackle C Smith, Fekitoa, Savea, Read 3
Lineout   1
Scrum   1
TOTAL   17

Turnovers Conceded by Argentina
Knock-ons 9
Spilled 1
Pass to opposition 1
Forward pass 2
Maul 3
Tackle 6
Lineout 3
Scrum 1
TOTAL 26

Breakdown turnovers won by NZ
Tackle Mealamu(2), Fekitoa(2), McCaw, ? 6
Maul   2
TOTAL   8

First 3 to Breakdown Total Per half
McCaw 33 24+9
Retallick 15 12+3
Read 15 11+4
C Smith 15 11+4
Whitelock 15 6+9
Moody 14 5+9
O Franks 13 10+3
Mealamu 13 8+5
Crockett 12 10+2
Fekitoa 8 6+2
Kaino 7 4+3
Cane* 6  
Dagg 6 3+3
B Franks* 5  
Thrush*5  
B Smith 4 2+2
Slade* 2  
Barrett 2 0+2
Perenara* 1  

Forward ball carries No of carries
Kaino 7
Read 7
Whitelock 5
Mealamu 5
Retallick 4
Crockett 3
Thrush* 3
Cane* 3
O Franks 2
McCaw 2
Harris* 1
TOTAL 42

Completed Tackles and Assists Tackles Assists
Whitelock 17 (10+7) 3 (1+2)
Kaino 16 (11+5) 1 (0+1)
Read 11 (5+6) 1 (1+0)
Crockett 10 (8+2) 4 (3+1)
McCaw 10 (6+4) 1 (1+0)
Barrett 9 (4+5) 1 (1+0)
Mealamu 9 (8+1) 0
Fekiota 9 (3+6) 0
O Franks 8 (4+4) 1 (1+0)
Thrush* 5 0
A Smith 5 (3+2) 0
Retallick 4 (4+0) 2 (0+2)
Moody 4 (0+4) 0
Cane* 4 0
Savea 4 (1+3) 0
Harris* 3 0
C Smith 3 (0+3) 1 (0+1)
Dagg 2 (0+2) 1 (0+1)
Perenara* 1 0
B Smith 1 (0+1) 1 (0+1)
TOTAL 135 17

Missed and Slipped Tackles
Retallick 2
Savea 2
Perenara* 2
Mealamu 1
O Franks 1
Whitelock 1
Kaino 1
Read 1
A Smith 1
Barrett 1
Dagg 1
B Franks* 1
Slade* 1
  TOTAL 16

NZ Line-outs Won From
First half 4 4
Second half 4 5
TOTAL 8 9

NZ Line-out Jumpers Won From
Read 3 3
Retallick 2 2
Kaino 2 2
Quick throw 1 1

Argentina Line-outs Won From
First half 7 8
Second half 4 6
TOTAL 11 14

NZ Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 7 8
TOTAL 9 10

Argentina Scrums Won From
First half 2 2
Second half 2 2
TOTAL 4 4

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